Job description : Purpose
Professional who possesses the technical competence, gained through related experience and training, to teachand supervise tree felling management.
No less than five years of tree climbing experience with proper use of harness, rope, safety knots, use of spurs, full use of PPE and the ability to safely handle chainsaw at heights.
Knowledge of tree species in Panama, growth habits and pruning techniques, tropical climate, risks related to insects and / or animals in the region and how to work with lianas.
Experience in working with obstacles - experience in knotting is essential : knowing how to tie branches with secure knots and safe tree limb techniques.
Experience with cranes, truck with basket.
Responsibilities and challenges
Evaluation and safe planning of tropical tree pruning
Documented identification of hazards and risks
Documented inspection of equipment used in scaling and tree trimming daily
Work together with a FQM representative to safely plan tree felling and pruning near power lines, buildings and / or any obstacles
Communication between maintenance and tree felling group in the Project
Climb and dismantle trees safely
Cutting of branches at great height
Work in the felling of branches next to power lines
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Basic Secondary Studies
Studies in Dendrology Required
Tie knots (Friction knot, cowboy knot, intermediate knot, weaver's knot, ascension knot, anchor knot)
Safe tree ladder with harness, lifeline
Throwing the rope
Management of pruning at height
Manipulation of chainsaw in the treetops
Safe techniques of climbing trees in sections
Five years of experience as a climber
Trained in emergency response
Use of spurs
Cutting down trees and branches next to electric cables
Pruning at height with a crane or basket truck
Work in a multicultural environment
Good verbal and written communication
Works team management
Driver's license type
5 years of experience in the mentioned activities.
Experience in Reforestation activities
Initiative and Proactivity
Good interpersonal relationships
Attitude for continuous learning
Cobre Panama is a remote place. The position is offered as permanent on site. 10x4 rotation under normal conditions or as the employer deems appropriate.
Work hours and job site may vary as required by the business.
Security and environment
Participate and contribute to raising awareness of safety and the environment
Ensure that all safety and environmental incidents are reported and appropriate and timely action is taken.
Demonstrate personal commitment to safety and environmental practices.
Identification of potential hazards and preventive measures
Maintenance of high standards of efficiency, effectiveness in matters of safety, environment.
Ask questions, initiate discussions, and resolve security issues in regular meetings.